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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649648/dramatic-response-of-metaplastic-breast-cancer-to-chemo-immunotherapy
#1
Sylvia Adams
Frequent overexpression of programmed death-ligand 1 has recently been demonstrated in metaplastic breast cancer, which is a rare breast cancer subtype with limited treatment options. This report describes the clinical course of a patient with metastatic metaplastic breast cancer who had a remarkable response to anti-programmed death-1 therapy with pembrolizumab in combination with nab-paclitaxel. Tissue correlates are presented including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and high-programmed death-ligand 1 expression in the tumor...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633979/zerumbone-modulates-cd1d-expression-and-lipid-antigen-presentation-pathway-in-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Ritis K Shyanti, Anuradha Sehrawat, Shivendra V Singh, J P N Mishra, Rana P Singh
Natural Killer T (NKT) cells based cancer immunotherapy is an evolving area of cancer therapy, but tumors escape from this treatment modality by altering CD1d expression and its antigen presentation pathway. Here, we have studied the relation of CD1d expression in various breast cancer cell lines to their viability and progression. We observed a novel phenomenon that CD1d expression level increases with the progressive stage of the cancer. A small molecule, zerumbone (ZER) caused down-regulation of CD1d that was accompanied by breast cancer cell growth in vitro...
June 17, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629632/rationale-for-immunological-approaches-to-breast-cancer-therapy
#3
Gwennaëlle C Monnot, Pedro Romero
Despite great advances in early detection, as well as surgical resection of breast tumours, breast cancer remains the deadliest cancer for women worldwide. Moreover, its incidence is without pair, accounting for twice as many new cancer cases as the second most prevalent cancer, colorectal carcinoma. There is therefore a strong need for new therapeutic approaches to breast cancers. Immunotherapies are novel treatment modalities which aim to use immune mediators to attack cancerous cells. Recent clinical results show that these may not only mediate tumour regressions but also cures in some cases...
June 16, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629479/evaluation-of-invasive-breast-cancer-samples-using-a-12-chemokine-gene-expression-score-correlation-with-clinical-outcomes
#4
Sangeetha Prabhakaran, Victoria T Rizk, Zhenjun Ma, Chia-Ho Cheng, Anders E Berglund, Dominico Coppola, Farah Khalil, James J Mulé, Hatem H Soliman
BACKGROUND: A unique 12-chemokine gene expression score (CS) accurately predicted the presence of tumor-localized, ectopic lymph node-like structures (TL-ELNs) and improved overall survival (OS) in primary colorectal cancer and metastatic melanoma. We analyzed the correlation between CS, clinicopathological variables, molecular data, and 366 survival in Moffitt Cancer Center's Total Cancer Care (TCC) patients with non-metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: Affymetrix gene expression profiles were used to interrogate the CS by the principal component method...
June 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606732/constitutive-and-acquired-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-human-cancer
#5
Matteo Bellone, Angela Rita Elia
Cancer immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies directed against regulatory pathways in T lymphocytes has been revolutionizing medical oncology, and the clinical success of monoclonal antibodies targeting either cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) or program death-1 (PD-1) in patients affected by melanoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and head and neck, bladder, renal cell or non-small cell lung cancer is way beyond the most optimistic expectation. However, immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) has failed to arrest progression in a consistent amount of patients affected by those tumors, and various histological types, including breast, colon and prostate cancer, are less sensitive to this therapeutic approach...
June 2, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600175/overcoming-immunosuppression-in-bone-metastases
#6
REVIEW
Zachary Z Reinstein, Sahithi Pamarthy, Vinay Sagar, Ricardo Costa, Sarki A Abdulkadir, Francis J Giles, Benedito A Carneiro
Bone metastases are present in up to 70% of advanced prostate and breast cancers and occur at significant rates in a variety of other cancers. Bone metastases can be associated with significant morbidity. The establishment of bone metastasis activates several immunosuppressive mechanisms. Hence, understanding the tumor-bone microenvironment is crucial to inform the development of novel therapies. This review describes the current standard of care for patients with bone metastatic disease and novel treatment options targeting the microenvironment...
May 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583748/development-of-parp-inhibitors-in-gynecological-malignancies
#7
REVIEW
Yvonne L E Ang, David S P Tan
PARP inhibitors demonstrate synthetic lethality in tumors with BRCA1/2 mutations and other homologous recombination repair deficiencies by interfering with DNA repair and causing direct toxicity to DNA through PARP trapping. PARP inhibitors have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of BRCA1/2-mutated ovarian cancers, which has led to a shift in the treatment paradigm of this disease. Further studies to establish the role of PARP inhibitors during earlier stages of treatment are ongoing. The use of PARP inhibitors in other cancers with homologous recombination repair deficiencies, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer, is gradually evolving as well, including their use in the neoadjuvant and adjuvant settings...
March 14, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583398/the-emerging-world-of-breast-cancer-immunotherapy
#8
Mark R Nathan, Peter Schmid
Over the last few years, the developments around cancer immunotherapy (CIT) have led to a paradigm shift in the treatment of many different cancers, in particular melanoma, renal, bladder and lung cancers with a remarkable impact on response rate and, most importantly, overall survival. Breast cancer is most commonly considered to be a 'non-inflamed' cancer and so this shift has been less marked within its treatment. However, some subsets of breast cancer, most notably triple negative breast cancer, are deemed to be more 'inflamed' and therefore may prove to be an appropriate cohort for CIT...
June 2, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572258/immunotherapy-for-breast-cancer-what-are-we-missing
#9
EDITORIAL
Robert H Vonderheide, Susan M Domchek, Amy S Clark
The recent demonstration of modest single-agent activity of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) antibodies in patients with breast cancer has generated hope that breast cancer can be made amenable to immunotherapy. Depending on the subtype of breast cancer, it is now clear in both primary and metastatic disease that the extent of tumor-infiltrating T cells is not only prognostic for survival but predictive of response to nonimmune, standard therapies. Despite these findings, immune cytolytic activity in spontaneous breast tumors, the burden of nonsynonymous tumor mutations, and the predicted load of neoepitopes-factors linked to response to checkpoint blockade in other malignancies-are all relatively modest in breast cancer compared with melanoma or lung cancer...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572255/unmet-needs-in-clinical-research-in-breast-cancer-where-do-we-need-to-go
#10
EDITORIAL
Ann H Partridge, Lisa A Carey
This CCR Focus highlights areas in breast cancer research with the greatest potential for clinical and therapeutic application. The articles in this CCR Focus address the state of the science in a broad range of areas with a focus on "hot" although sometimes controversial topics, unanswered questions, and unmet need. From mutational signatures, the cancer genomic revolution, and new inroads in immunotherapy for breast cancer to unique concerns of vulnerable populations as well as national and global health disparities, these works represent much of the promise of breast cancer research as well as the challenges in the coming years...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571584/spotlight-on-landmark-oncology-trials-the-latest-evidence-and-novel-trial-designs
#11
EDITORIAL
Helena Earl, Stefano Molica, Piotr Rutkowski
The era of precision oncology is marked with prominent successes in the therapy of advanced soft tissue sarcomas, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and haematological neoplasms, among others. Moreover, recent trials of immune checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma, non-small cell lung carcinoma, and head and neck cancers have significantly influenced the therapeutic landscape by providing promising evidence for immunotherapy efficacy in the adjuvant setting in high-risk locoregional disease. To speed up the introduction of targeted therapy for cancer patients, novel phase II trials are being designed, and may likely form the basis for the 'landmark trials' of the future...
June 2, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571003/bptf-inhibits-nk-cell-activity-and-the-abundance-of-natural-cytotoxicity-receptor-co-ligands
#12
Kimberly Mayes, Zeinab Elsayed, Aiman Alhazmi, Michael Waters, Suehyb G Alkhatib, Mark Roberts, Carolyn Song, Kristen Peterson, Vivian Chan, Nikhil Ailaney, Pumoli Malapati, Tana Blevins, Berislav LisniÄ, Catherine I Dumur, Joseph W Landry
Using syngeneic BALB/c mouse breast cancer models, we show that the chromatin remodeling subunit bromodomain PHD finger transcription factor (BPTF) suppresses natural killer (NK) cell antitumor activity in the tumor microenvironment (TME). In culture, BPTF suppresses direct natural cytotoxicity receptor (NCR) mediated NK cell cytolytic activity to mouse and human cancer cell lines, demonstrating conserved functions. Blocking mouse NCR1 in vivo rescues BPTF KD tumor weights, demonstrating its importance for the control of tumor growth...
May 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566432/the-innate-and-adaptive-infiltrating-immune-systems-as-targets-for-breast-cancer-immunotherapy
#13
Andrew M K Law, Elgene Lim, Christopher J Ormandy, David Gallego-Ortega
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561712/novel-targeted-agents-and-immunotherapy-in-breast-cancer
#14
Ingrid A Mayer, Rebecca Dent, Tira Tan, Peter Savas, Sherene Loi
The treatment of breast cancer is generally determined according to breast cancer subtype: hormone receptor-positive (luminal), triple-negative (basal-like), and HER2-overexpressing breast cancer. Recent years have seen the development of exciting novel and potent therapeutics based on molecular pathways, immune modulation, and antibody conjugates. In this article, we cover new and emerging therapeutic areas and ongoing clinical trials that may result in further improvements in breast cancer outcomes.
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560680/glycan-markers-as-potential-immunological-targets-in-circulating-tumor-cells
#15
Denong Wang, Lisa Wu, Xiaohe Liu
We present here an experimental approach for exploring a new class of tumor biomarkers that are overexpressed by circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and are likely targetable in immunotherapy against tumor metastasis. Using carbohydrate microarrays, anti-tumor monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were scanned against a large panel of carbohydrate antigens to identify potential tumor glycan markers. Subsequently, flow cytometry and fiber-optic array scanning technology (FAST) were applied to determine whether the identified targets are tumor-specific cell-surface markers and are, therefore, likely suitable for targeted immunotherapy...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537911/a-novel-immunotherapy-targeting-mmp-14-limits-hypoxia-immune-suppression-and-metastasis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-models
#16
Binbing Ling, Kathleen Watt, Sunandan Banerjee, Daniel Newsted, Peter Truesdell, Jarrett Adams, Sachdev S Sidhu, Andrew Wb Craig
Matrix metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14) is a clinically relevant target in metastatic cancers due to its role in tumor progression and metastasis. Since active MMP-14 is localized on the cell surface, it is amenable to antibody-mediated blockade in cancer, and here we describe our efforts to develop novel inhibitory anti-MMP-14 antibodies. A phage-displayed synthetic humanized Fab library was screened against the extracellular domain of MMP-14 and a panel of MMP14-specific Fabs were identified. A lead antibody that inhibits the catalytic domain of MMP-14 (Fab 3369) was identified and treatment of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells with Fab 3369 led to significant loss of extracellular matrix degradation and cell invasion abilities...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537889/immune-signature-of-metastatic-breast-cancer-identifying-predictive-markers-of-immunotherapy-response
#17
Ji-Yeon Kim, Eunjin Lee, Kyunghee Park, Woong-Yang Park, Hae Hyun Jung, Jin Seok Ahn, Young-Hyuck Im, Yeon Hee Park
In breast cancer (BC), up to 10-20% patients were known to have clinical benefit with immune checkpoint inhibitors, and biomarkers are needed for optimal use of this multi-potential therapeutic strategy. Accordingly, we conducted an experiment to identify expression of genes associated with immune checkpoints that represent potential targets of cancer immunotherapy. We performed whole-transcriptome sequencing and whole-exome sequencing using 37 refractory BC specimens. In the immune pathway gene set expression analysis, we found that HER2 expression and previous taxane treatment were positively correlated with high expression of immune gene set expression (p = 0...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534250/advancing-immunotherapy-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Mariam Mansour, Zhi Ling Teo, Stephen J Luen, Sherene Loi
Despite many advances in the treatment of breast cancer, the development of metastatic disease remains an incurable and frequent cause of cancer death for women worldwide. An improved understanding of the role of host immunosurveillance in modulating breast cancer disease biology, as well as impressive survival benefits seen to checkpoint blockade in other malignancies have provided great hope for an expanding role of immunotherapies in breast cancer management. While these novel therapies are currently being investigated in clinical trials, signals of efficacy, and tolerability in early phase studies suggest these will eventually make their way into standard practice algorithms...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533483/high-il-1r8-expression-in-breast-tumors-promotes-tumor-growth-and-contributes-to-impaired-antitumor-immunity
#19
Luis Felipe Campesato, Ana Paula M Silva, Luna Cordeiro, Bruna R Correa, Fabio C P Navarro, Rafael F Zanin, Marina Marçola, Lilian T Inoue, Mariana L Duarte, Martina Molgora, Fabio Pasqualini, Matteo Massara, Pedro Galante, Romualdo Barroso-Sousa, Nadia Polentarutti, Federica Riva, Erico T Costa, Alberto Mantovani, Cecilia Garlanda, Anamaria A Camargo
Tumors develop numerous strategies to fine-tune inflammation and avoid detection and eradication by the immune system. The identification of mechanisms leading to local immune dysregulation is critical to improve cancer therapy. We here demonstrate that Interleukin-1 receptor 8 (IL-1R8 - previously known as SIGIRR/TIR8), a negative regulator of Toll-Like and Interleukin-1 Receptor family signaling, is up-regulated during breast epithelial cell transformation and in primary breast tumors. IL-1R8 expression in transformed breast epithelial cells reduced IL-1-dependent NF-κB activation and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, inhibited NK cell activation and favored M2-like macrophage polarization...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529637/role-of-the-cxcl8-cxcr1-2-axis-in-cancer-and-inflammatory-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Helen Ha, Bikash Debnath, Nouri Neamati
The chemokine receptors CXCR1/2 and their ligand CXCL8 are essential for the activation and trafficking of inflammatory mediators as well as tumor progression and metastasis. The CXCL8-CXCR1/2 signaling axis is involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis and cancer. Interaction between CXCL8 secreted by select cancer cells and CXCR1/2 in the tumor microenvironment is critical for cancer progression and metastasis. The CXCL8-CXCR1/2 axis may play an important role in tumor progression and metastasis by regulating cancer stem cell (CSC) proliferation and self-renewal...
2017: Theranostics
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